Apple Cinnamon Muffins

October  9, 2014
2 Ratings
  • Makes 6 jumbo muffins
Author Notes

These Apple Cinnamon Muffins have been in my 'to do' list for a while and now that the weather is slowly turning more chilly, warm spiced sweets are very on point. I can't resist to these extremely tender muffins paired with my favorite rooibos chai latte. They are very big (small muffins look boring to me, they were born to be BIG and filled with chunks) so I guarantee you'll feel full with one. I had some pecan nuts leftovers and my sister had the great idea of making a caramelized topping with them, we raised the muffins bar with it! —Gemma / Cinnamon Girl

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup apple chunks (1 large apple approx.)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • 1 free-range egg (or 1 tbsp flaxmeal+3tbsp water).
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp organic whole cane sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil.
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt (or soy yogurt).
  • 3/4 cup pecan nuts, chopped.
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup.
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  2. Lightly grease your muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Chop pecan nuts, pour maple syrup over them and mix with your own hands.
  4. In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder, mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl beat eat and sugar until fully incorporated and pale. Add in the oil, yogurt and mix again, you should get a soft paste.
  6. Wash, peel and core the apple. Drizzle with lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  7. Cut the apple into small dices and finally stir into the mixture.
  8. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin and sprinkle over the pecan topping.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes approximately until golden brown on top.
  10. Let the muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

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3 Reviews

Mama C. April 11, 2022
Hi, Just making these with my son and noticed also that the cinnamon is missing from the instructions. So I added it to the dry ingredients. We also added the wet to the dry after mixing the yoghurt and butter in, as this step was missing.
I did go to your blog and look up the recipe to make sure I hadn't missed a step and noticed on your blog you have missed both these things out completely.

I hope you can correct the recipe as it has come out really nicely.
I added a walnut, oat and cinnamon topping to a few while we substituted a simple sugar syrup for the remaining muffins.

I loved the addition of yoghurt in this recipe, and it's not overly sweet which is great for my kids.
Baruch G. February 22, 2018
This recipe is incomplete. it leaves you with a dry flour mixture and a wet mixture and never tells you when to combine them. It also completely leaves out the cinnamon in the recipe, just lists it as an ingredient.
Gemma /. February 22, 2018
I know and I'm really sorry. I had a problem with my internet connection and couldn't edit the text of the recipe and add those missing parts. Please go to my blog to read the full and correct recipe.